02:01PM | 02/12/04
Member Since: 12/01/03
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Hi Folks,

I am a new home owner and was very suprised to learn that my house ( a semi-detached 2 story twin built in 1988 ) is simply constructed of wood frame walls, insulation, 1 inch pink foam board, tyvex paper and then vinyl siding!!!! ( plus drywall on the inside )

My gosh - is that it ??? I beleive today homes have plywood then tyvex plus siding.

My questions:
1. Should I be concerned about the integrity of my house ? - is there anything I should look out for or can do to make it stronger ?? ( Heck - someone could probably cut their way into my house.

2. What should I look for in the future ? I like stucco but I heard that sometimes they use 1 inch foam board and then a thin layer of stucco??

Sorry for the long note but any thoughts and suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks much - jg1234 - concerend homeowner..



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